Spain, Italy and Germany discuss UNIFIL makeup

The prime minister of Spain, Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, the prime minister of Italy, Romano Prodi, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the makeup of the proposed multi-national peacekeeping force in Lebanon in a telephone conversation Sunday. A leader of Prodi's coalition said Sunday that Italy would be willing to lead the proposed 15,000-member force if asked by the United Nations. Spain authorized a contingent of 700 soldiers last week.